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What to look forward to in... FEBRUARY.

Updated: May 10, 2023


With award season on the horizon, February has a great line up of films you can enjoy no matter the mood. From Marvel blockbusters to M.Night Shyamalan thrillers to Oscar nominated pictures, this month has a little something for everyone so take a read and decide how many you’ll see on the big screen.


February 3rd


Knock at the Cabin, 15, 100 mins


Director: M.Night Shyamalan


Starring: Dave Bautista, Jonathan Groff, Ben Aldridge, Rupert Grint.

Knock at the Cabin, Universal Pictures

Save your family or save humanity? That’s the thought-provoking question that director M.Night Shyamalan is gripping audiences with. While on vacation in a remote cabin in the woods, a young girl and her gay parents are taken hostage by four armed strangers who claim to have seen how the world will end in a days time. The only way to stop it? One member of the family must kill another, with no access to the outside world the family must decide on what they think is real before it’s too late. With an interesting premise and solid cast, this apocalyptic thriller will leave you wondering what you’d do in the same situation. Read what I thought about the film here.


Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, PG, 100 mins


Director: Josh Crawford


Starring: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Florence Pugh, Olivia Colman.

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, Dreamworks

12 years on from the first film, Puss in Boots learns that his taste for adventure has caught up with him as he’s on the last of his nine lives. Puss with the help of Kitty SoftPaws sets out on an adventure to restore his nine lives courtesy of The Last Wish. The film which was released in the US late last year has been getting rave reviews and has even been nominated for a Best Animated Feature award at this years Oscars. Read what I thought about the film here.


The Whale, 15, 117 mins


Director: Darren Aronofsky


Starring: Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sinks, Hong Chau, Ty Simpkins

The Whale, A24

How good is it to see Brendan Fraser back on the big screen? Fraser plays Charlie an online English tutor who has resorted to over-eating following the death of his partner. The film follows a week in Charlie’s life as tries to reconnect with his daughter played by Stranger Things’, Sadie Sink. Fraser has been nominated for his first Oscar for this role and is the favourite to land the historic award. Is there a better comeback story in Hollywood than his right now? Check out my thoughts on the film here.



February 10th


Magic Mike’s Last Dance, 15, 112 mins


Director: Steven Soderbergh


Starring: Channing Tatum, Salma Hayek, Catilin Gerard

Magic Mike: The Last Dance

Channing Tatum is back for a third time as Mike Lane and this time he’s putting on a show in London. Last Dance is loosely based on the true story of Tatum setting up a Magic Mike show event in London. If you’re looking for a perfect valentine, then this could be the perfect cinema date for you and your partner… that is up until they start drooling over the dancers.


Women Talking, 12, 104 mins


Director: Sarah Polley


Starring: Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley, Rooney Mara, Frances McDormand

Women Talking, United Arts Releasing


Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Motion Picture of the Year this powerful drama from a near all female cast is one not to be missed. The film follows women of an isolated religious colony finding out that the men have been drugging and raping the women. With the truth coming out the women talk about their situation and must decide whether to do nothing or stay and fight.


February 17th


Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania, 12, 125 mins


Director: Peyton Reed


Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Jonathan Majors, Kathryn Newton


Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania, Disney


The MCU is showing no signs of slowing down. Following on from the emphatic and triumphant Black Panther: Wakanda forever we now move on to everyone’s favourite little guy Ant Man who is kicking off Phase 5 against the MCU’s newest baddie Kang the Conqueror, who first showed up in Loki (2021). Be sure to see the latest Marvel instalment on the biggest screen possible!


Marcel the Shell with Shoes on, PG, 90 mins


Director: Dean Fleischer Camp


Starring: Jenny Slate, Dean Fleischer Camp

Marcel the Shell with Shoes on, A24


The latest feature film from studio A24, follows Marcel the little shell who aims to be reunited with his neighbours who have mysteriously disappeared. It’s been a long wait for UK A24 fans as this was released last June in the US, with the UK’s distribution having recently suffered with delayed dates. This film has also been nominated for Best Animated Feature alongside Puss in Boots.


The Son, 15, 123 mins


Director: Florian Zeller


Starring: Hugh Jackman, Laura Dern, Vanessa Kirby, Zen McGrath

The Son, Sony Pictures


Following on from 2021’s Award-Winning The Father, Zeller’s new film The Son hits UK cinemas on the 17th February. The Son may have a similar title to Zeller’s previous film, but it is not a sequel and sees no direct connection to The Father. Hugh Jackman plays Peter who’s life takes an unexpected turn when he finds out his son is deeply troubled and begins to take care of him the way he wanted his own father to.


24th February



Cocaine Bear, 15, 95 mins


Director: Elizabeth Banks


Starring: Ray Liotta, Keri Russell, Alden Ehrenreich, Margo Martindale

Cocaine Bear, Universal Pictures.


Incredibly based on a true story, Cocaine Bear follows the story of oddball groups in a Georgia forest who find themselves being hunted by a 500-pound black bear who has somehow inhaled cocaine. With Ray Liotta’s passing last year, Cocaine Bear will be his last film and what a way to go out. This looks like the best kind of popcorn fun to enjoy at the cinema.


What's Love Got to Do with It?, 12A, 108 mins


Director: Shekhar Kapur


Starring: Lily James, Shazad Latif, Shabana Azmi, Emma Thompson


What's Love Got to Do with It?, StudioCanal UK


Something we’ve been lacking in recent years is a decent rom-com and What’s Love Got to Do with It seems to be the perfect film to fill that hole. This multi-cultural romantic comedy follows Lily James documenting her best friend’s journey towards his unwanted marriage. Will Kazim, played by Shaza Latif, go through with tradition or fall for his best friend?



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